A Boston restaurant is serving a $75,000 dessert this Valentine’s Day weekend

Talk about a “carat’’ cake.

This offering from a Boston restaurant gives new meaning to the phrase “a rich dessert’’: On Valentine’s Day, the steakhouse STRIP by Strega will serve a $75,000 gold leaf-laced chocolate orb that comes with a diamond ring nestled into a piece of vanilla sponge cake.

The ring, provided by Elite Time & Jewelers, has a five-carat rock anchored to a platinum band.

Here’s the hitch: The restaurant is only offering one of these wildly extravagant dishes, so if you have a bunch of money, want to propose to your significant other, and still haven’t secured the jewelry to do so, speak up—the dessert is still unclaimed. You can choose on which night you propose this weekend, but in order to do so, you have to give the restaurant 24 hours’ notice.

If you opt in, the restaurant—located in Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel—will put you in touch with the jeweler so you can customize the ring for the one you love. In the words of public relations director Joanna Roffo, however, “it’s just perfect just the way it is. It’s just so gorgeous.’’

Alternatively, if you want to propose at Strega but already have the hardware, you can call ahead and the staff will bring out your bling in their chocolate orb when the time is right. The dessert itself will only set you back $50. The cost of the ring is up to you.

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